Some words and readings for #AutonomousFabric
As we redefine our perspective on autonomy and self-organisation, and distance ourselves from the notion of autonomy as the establishment of a small, free enclave, let us first consider this passage from On Complexity by the philosopher and sociologist Edgar Morin:
Autonomy is a position under attack, a question rather than an answer, an idea that is constantly in a process of being redefined and reinvented. This essay attempts to survey and decipher the multitude of meanings, dimensions and issues of autonomy that are relevant to artistic practices.
The (first) Autonomous Fabric symposium, organised by the Willem de Kooning Academy on February 10, 2017 at several venues across the city, presented an excellent overview of the contemporary relevance of the term ‘autonomous
How to relate yourself as an artist to a community in a sustainable way? How to avoid institutionalization without losing the power to organize? How to not become cynical working in a public space seeing many people just don’t care? How to start thinking about artistic education as a critical entrance to the social fabric of the city?
In this text I wish to analyse the relation between the body and the autonomous fabric. How do our bodies structure the autonomous fabric, and which promises does the autonomous fabric hold for our bodily experiences?